Listening Post: Batch 248

Your voice is lovely, but the lyrics need work Bob...

Thanks to everyone who gave their time and expertise this weekend, picking their five favourites from the following list
ALEXANDER JAMES – Faith
THE BREAKS – Honey
THE DESERT – Just Get High
EMOTIONAL RESCUE – Genocide
HAYDEN CALNIN – Collision
THE HAPPY SOMETHINGS – Happy On My Own
IRINA – Out Of Life
LEE DESTY – Soft White and Amber
MOSLEY BAR – Philip
NOLASCO – She Pointed Out The Dark
ONLY GIRL – Heights
OWEN DUFF – His Light Will Save Me
P.O.P.E – Just Breathe (Acoustic)
PANOPLEA – Slow Dance
PETER BRUNTNELL – Reggie Perrin
QUINTA – Astragal (The Most Wonderful)
SACHA MULLIN – Crow
SALVATION BILL – House
SERF SCHOOL – If Only
SPACE ADVENTURES – Palm Lines
THE SIGHS OF MONSTERS – Saturday Morning 5am
SUKH – Flight
THEY UNCULTURED – Let Me Touch Your Wife
TYNE – Crawl

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Any artist is welcome to send us a track via our inbox anytime between Monday and Thursday afternoon. It will be heard by every member of our moderation team that week, including Tom Robinson. Our favourite 25 tracks then appear here on our Listening Post every Friday to Sunday, giving the artists a chance to find out what complete strangers think of their music.

47 Comments

  1. Really enjoyed Owen Duff, such a delicate, well written & performed song, though the religious overtones are not my cup of tea, the song is still so beautiful to my ears. Also liked Quinta very much.
    Have a lovely weekend.

    THE DESERT – Just Get High
    OWEN DUFF – His Light Will Save Me
    PANOPLEA – Slow Dance
    QUINTA – Astragal (The Most Wonderful)
    TYNE – Crawl

  2. Me G

    Here are my five for the week, well done to everybody
    Have a great weekend
    Love to all x

    THE DESERT – Just Get High
    P.O.P.E – Just Breathe (Acoustic)
    PETER BRUNTNELL – Reggie Perrin
    THEY UNCULTURED – Let Me Touch Your Wife
    TYNE – Crawl

  3. Bobby

    Some stunners here!

    ONLY GIRL – Heights
    PETER BRUNTNELL – Reggie Perrin
    QUINTA – Astragal (The Most Wonderful)
    SERF SCHOOL – If Only
    THEY UNCULTURED – Let Me Touch Your Wife

  4. Steve johnson

    BRAND NEW FRIEND – Your Friends Hate Me
    LEE DESTY – Soft White and Amber
    SERF SCHOOL – If Only
    SUKH – Flight
    TYNE – Crawl

  5. Ciarqn

    First time listening in a while. Very strong stuff. Brand New Friend and Panoplea stood out.

    BRAND NEW FRIEND – Your Friends Hate Me
    PANOPLEA – Slow Dance
    QUINTA – Astragal (The Most Wonderful)
    THEY UNCULTURED – Let Me Touch Your Wife
    TYNE – Crawl

  6. Great selection of tracks again this week, my top 5 for this week are…

    THE DESERT – Just Get High
    THE HAPPY SOMETHINGS – Happy On My Own
    P.O.P.E – Just Breathe (Acoustic)
    THEY UNCULTURED – Let Me Touch Your Wife
    TYNE – Crawl

    Have a great weekend everyone see you same time same place next week.

    Paul x

  7. Don’t know if I’m supposed/allowed to post in here but in response to Russell just wanted to say the song I’ve submitted was commissioned for a film about gay Mormons – hence the religious undertones! Supposed to be something between a hymn and a love song. Thanks anyway for listening, good luck all… Owen

  8. In no order:

    THE BREAKS – Honey
    HAYDEN CALNIN – Collision
    LEE DESTY – Soft White and Amber
    SACHA MULLIN – Crow
    THEY UNCULTURED – Let Me Touch Your Wife

    Fox

  9. I really enjoyed the song ‘His light will save me’ a lot Owen, definitely no criticism would ever be intended. A fabulous piece of work – you definitely achieved your goal of somewhere between a hymn and a love song :)

  10. This took me ages to narrow down to just five!

    No particular order but an insanely talented batch and if I could have, I would have picked another ten!! Loving these that iv’e chosen and everyone in this batch should be proud because every song is Kick Ass!!!

    Peace!!

    HAYDEN CALNIN – Collision
    IRINA – Out Of Life
    NOLASCO – She Pointed Out The Dark
    PANOPLEA – Slow Dance
    SPACE ADVENTURES – Palm Lines

  11. Mizrahi

    Panoplea the strongest track for me. Honourable mention for Space Adventures.

    PANOPLEA – Slow Dance
    SPACE ADVENTURES – Palm Lines
    QUINTA – Astragal (The Most Wonderful)
    BRAND NEW FRIEND – Your Friends Hate Me
    THE BREAKS – Honey

  12. Snake MOYLES

    ONLY GIRL – Heights
    PANOPLEA – Slow Dance
    SACHA MULLIN – Crow
    THE SIGHS OF MONSTERS – Saturday Morning 5am
    SUKH – Flight

  13. Steff Lane

    Top tunes —- carry on creating —-

    THE BREAKS – Honey
    SALVATION BILL – House
    SERF SCHOOL – If Only
    THE SIGHS OF MONSTERS – Saturday Morning 5am
    THEY UNCULTURED – Let Me Touch Your Wife

  14. oldierob

    Nice tunes

    Thanks all

    ALEXANDER JAMES – Faith
    THE DESERT – Just Get High
    HAYDEN CALNIN – Collision
    IRINA – Out Of Life
    SUKH – Flight

  15. ALEXANDER JAMES – Faith
    THE DESERT – Just Get High
    PANOPLEA – Slow Dance
    SALVATION BILL – House
    SPACE ADVENTURES – Palm Lines

  16. ALEXANDER JAMES – Faith
    THE BREAKS – Honey
    MOSLEY BAR – Philip
    PETER BRUNTNELL – Reggie Perrin
    SUKH – Flight

  17. SweetP

    ALEXANDER JAMES – Faith
    THE BREAKS – Honey
    HAYDEN CALNIN – Collision
    ONLY GIRL – Heights
    SUKH – Flight

  18. Derv

    It’s a luxury to be able to listen to the LP as Off-Duty Derv, woo!… So, I’ve not heard any of these tracks until now. Whoever, voted up The Breaks was vibing their inner Derv! Big love to Tyne, I couldn’t fit your song in, but your vocal is gorgeous and I genuinely hope you go through. But Oh My F*****G Good God, literally, Owen Duff.The sentiment of the piano had me in the clench of its fist, but when the lyrics kicked in, they nailed me to the floor. As a Catholic (boo hiss), I can totally relate to the context of this song … the push/pull of wanting to belong, but wanting to be true to yourself. Those lyrics are truly beautiful and I must confess, they actually made me cry. A huge round of applause to you and bravo to the people that commissioned the work for the film. Ok, shutting up now.

    THE BREAKS – Honey – You had me at the intro! Grizzle, drizzle, fog and
    rasp in a misty cloud .. I like your accent, wherever you’re from!
    THE DESERT – Just Get High – Delicious, gritty, lovely vocal. Infection melody.
    OWEN DUFF – His Light Will Save Me – As above!
    PETER BRUNTNELL – Reggie Perrin- You had me at the title. Quirky little song, with a lovely slow line in hypnotic gorgeousness, fantastic guitar playing and poetic lyrics. What a scrumptious song! Understated drama.
    SACHA MULLIN – Crow – In contrast, nothing understated about you love! Oh, my word. You have a very Erasure vibe about your voice and sound – with added West End musical theatre drama for effect! I loved it!

  19. Derv

    Oops – went a bit overboard there! Sorry lads!

  20. Leila Woo

    ‘Slow Dance’ is so beautiful – wanna hear more! Mosley Bar and The Breaks both solid tracks. I like Hayden Calnin too, but maybe trying a tad bit too hard to be Bon Iver?

    PANOPLEA – Slow Dance
    MOSLEY BAR – Philip
    NOLASCO – She Pointed Out The Dark
    THE BREAKS – Honey
    HAYDEN CALNIN – Collision

  21. Lena Kraft

    THE DESERT – Just Get High
    THE HAPPY SOMETHINGS – Happy On My Own
    P.O.P.E – Just Breathe (Acoustic)
    THEY UNCULTURED – Let Me Touch Your Wife
    TYNE – Crawl

    x

  22. Chris Bye

    Love also to QUINTA, TYNE and NOLASSO

    THE BREAKS – Honey
    PANOPLEA – Slow Dance
    PETER BRUNTNELL – Reggie Perrin
    SERF SCHOOL – If Only
    SUKH – Flight

  23. In case anyone missed this…

    Artists: the point of this page is to try out your music on strangers. The votes you get here will not increase your chances of radio airplay.

    So please don’t tell friends/fans you’re on the Listening Post this weekend – they’ll take it as a hint to come and vote for you.

    We can always tell when lots of new people show up and start voting for one particular artist and we always disqualify those artists instantly and permanently.

  24. Tom

    My five this week

    IRINA – Out Of Life
    OWEN DUFF – His Light Will Save Me
    P.O.P.E – Just Breathe (Acoustic)
    QUINTA – Astragal (The Most Wonderful)
    SALVATION BILL – House

    Also very much liked EMOTIONAL RESCUE, HAYDEN CALNIN and THE DESERT

  25. :)!

    THE DESERT – Just Get High
    HAYDEN CALNIN – Collision
    ONLY GIRL – Heights
    P.O.P.E – Just Breathe (Acoustic)
    PANOPLEA – Slow Dance

    Me lazy drone just taking a nip of honey my busy fellows made from the nectar of that lot of flowers

  26. Steve Whitehouse

    My choices this week;

    BRAND NEW FRIEND – Your Friends Hate Me
    PANOPLEA – Slow Dance
    SALVATION BILL – House
    SPACE ADVENTURES – Palm Lines
    THE SIGHS OF MONSTERS – Saturday Morning 5am

  27. Beth h

    ALEXANDER JAMES – Faith
    THE BREAKS – Honey
    THE DESERT – Just Get High
    ONLY GIRL – Heights
    PANOPLEA – Slow Dance

  28. Gersprungled

    The Desert and The Sighs of Monsters will I hope also make the top ten.
    I have like us all to pick my favourite five and here they are.

    THE BREAKS – Honey
    HAYDEN CALNIN – Collision
    ONLY GIRL – Heights
    PANOPLEA – Slow Dance
    SPACE ADVENTURES – Palm Lines

  29. THE DESERT – Just Get High
    NOLASCO – She Pointed Out The Dark
    PETER BRUNTNELL – Reggie Perrin
    QUINTA – Astragal (The Most Wonderful)
    SALVATION BILL – House

  30. I’ve picked the five that either immediately grabbed my attention, or had that ‘different approach’ to song writing (even if the production could have been a bit cleaner/clearer) that made it strand out from the rest.

  31. Will

    HAYDEN CALNIN – Collision
    LEE DESTY – Soft White and Amber
    OWEN DUFF – His Light Will Save Me
    SPACE ADVENTURES – Palm Lines
    THEY UNCULTURED – Let Me Touch Your Wife (what a title!)

  32. Howdy disco citizens. Here’s my five picks for the week –

    THE BREAKS – Honey
    MOSLEY BAR – Philip
    SPACE ADVENTURES – Palm Lines
    THE SIGHS OF MONSTERS – Saturday Morning 5am
    SUKH – Flight

  33. Another very strong week and hard to whittle down to just 5 but here are mine, I absolutely loved P.O.P.E-Just Breathe full of power and raw as hell, I will be looking into more 0f their music for sure,
    also I really liked The Sighs Of Monsters – Saturday Morning 5am
    good luck to all this week.

    Andy @electric_arm

    HAYDEN CALNIN – Collision
    LEE DESTY – Soft White and Amber
    OWEN DUFF – His Light Will Save Me
    P.O.P.E – Just Breathe (Acoustic)
    THE SIGHS OF MONSTERS – Saturday Morning 5am

  34. Sharon Howard

    I liked Tyne best

    SALVATION BILL – House
    SPACE ADVENTURES – Palm Lines
    THE SIGHS OF MONSTERS – Saturday Morning 5am
    SUKH – Flight
    TYNE – Crawl

  35. 1) The Desert-Just Get High was an expected build up and the singer is excellent. I wanted it to jappen and when it did it delivered!
    2) Emotional Rescue. Tidy.
    3) Panoplea
    4) Serf School
    5) Quinta

    THE DESERT – Just Get High
    EMOTIONAL RESCUE – Genocide
    PANOPLEA – Slow Dance
    QUINTA – Astragal (The Most Wonderful)
    SERF SCHOOL – If Only

  36. Aaron

    ALEXANDER JAMES – Faith
    EMOTIONAL RESCUE – Genocide
    IRINA – Out Of Life
    SACHA MULLIN – Crow
    SPACE ADVENTURES – Palm Lines

  37. Andy

    THE BREAKS – Honey
    IRINA – Out Of Life
    LEE DESTY – Soft White and Amber
    NOLASCO – She Pointed Out The Dark
    SACHA MULLIN – Crow

  38. Peter Heselton

    All these tracks offer something unusual and sonically enticing.

    ALEXANDER JAMES – Faith
    HAYDEN CALNIN – Collision
    NOLASCO – She Pointed Out The Dark
    PANOPLEA – Slow Dance
    SACHA MULLIN – Crow

  39. HAYDEN CALNIN – Collision
    LEE DESTY – Soft White and Amber
    OWEN DUFF – His Light Will Save Me
    P.O.P.E – Just Breathe (Acoustic)
    PETER BRUNTNELL – Reggie Perrin

  40. THE DESERT – Just Get High
    HAYDEN CALNIN – Collision
    THE HAPPY SOMETHINGS – Happy On My Own
    IRINA – Out Of Life
    TYNE – Crawl

  41. Some great tracks in there –

    Standouts for me were:

    Alexander James – loved the background effects towards the ends of the song, great production. Hayden Calnin, immediately got a Postal Service vibe but the vocals give it a totally different edge. Space Adventures – As soon as the first bar was finished I felt it was something that I’d love to play along to. It could be mastered a touch louder though!

    ALEXANDER JAMES – Faith
    HAYDEN CALNIN – Collision
    PANOPLEA – Slow Dance
    SACHA MULLIN – Crow
    SPACE ADVENTURES – Palm Lines

  42. Alice

    THE DESERT – Just Get High
    HAYDEN CALNIN – Collision
    ONLY GIRL – Heights
    PANOPLEA – Slow Dance
    SALVATION BILL – House

  43. Sabrina M.

    New listener. Been listening to many of these over and over. Irina, Owen, Quinta, and Sacha have really beautiful voices! <3

    IRINA – Out Of Life
    OWEN DUFF – His Light Will Save Me
    QUINTA – Astragal (The Most Wonderful)
    SACHA MULLIN – CROW
    SPACE ADVENTURES – Palm Lines

  44. Steve Harris

    THE DESERT – Just Get High
    PETER BRUNTNELL – Reggie Perrin
    SACHA MULLIN – Crow
    THE SIGHS OF MONSTERS – Saturday Morning 5am
    SUKH – Flight

  45. High standard as ever. I was particularly seduced by the laid back vibe and keyboard, guitar and sax-infused sounds of Hayden Calnin’s ‘Collision’. Also love the distinct voice and sharpness of the vocal sound and echo. The Breaks energised me with their jangling guitars and big melodies and Irina’s track builds very nicely as it goes along. All good stuff though. :)

    THE BREAKS – Honey
    HAYDEN CALNIN – Collision
    IRINA – Out Of Life
    PETER BRUNTNELL – Reggie Perrin
    TYNE – Crawl

  46. THE DESERT – Just Get High
    OWEN DUFF – His Light Will Save Me
    PANOPLEA – Slow Dance
    QUINTA – Astragal (The Most Wonderful)
    THEY UNCULTURED – Let Me Touch Your Wife

  47. PETER BRUNTNELL – Reggie Perrin
    QUINTA – Astragal (The Most Wonderful)
    SACHA MULLIN – Crow
    SUKH – Flight
    THE DESERT – Just Get High

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